Aguadilla, Puerto Rico ResilIency Action Challenge
April 23 -24, 2019

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Intended outcomes:

  1. Understand key needs, limitations and resources of critical energy users of Aguadilla and surrounding municipal areas.

  2. Understand available incentives and opportunities to best create successful public/private project and partnerships.

  3. Launch collaborative initiatives that can deliver greater resiliency and economic security within 12 months with quarterly milestones.

Speaker Presentations:

Josué E. González Aldarondo, Esq., MPA, Executive Director, PR Senate Energy Affairs Special Committee

Dr. Mark Petri, Electric Power Grid Program Director, Argonne National Laboratory

Winning 12 month win/win project framework:

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Table 3: Private finance CHP at individual sites (20MW); balance+maximize solar (~15MW) + storage (~80MWH) @ 40ac.; share capacity during long term outage.

  • 3m: dev. consortium; ID sites; prelim design

  • 6m: ID public $

  • 9m: secure $; design

  • 12m: ID contractors; NTP

Task Force Leader: Ruben E. Gonzalez, President of DG Authority, LLC

Interested in joining ARAC Task Force? Email:

Slido Summary

  • Overall Summary - includes other proposed 12 month solutions


CREF 2019 Miami, FL October 16 - 18, 2019

20% discount off of the main event registration fee ($1,675) and the Island Resiliency Action Challenge optional workshop fee ($45) to you. Please note, the discount is not available for the E-Mobility Roadmapping Workshop.

You can register at To use the discount, enter CREF_Aguadilla on the LAST page of the registration process in the Discount Code field

Solar Power, Puerto Rico - April 30 - May 1, 2019

Intercontinental San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico Solar Power Puerto Rico will feature two full days rich in top-notch education led by experts in the solar and storage industry and connect with businesses showcasing the latest technologies and solutions for your business.

Other Resources:

Electricity Storage and Renewable Cost and Market to 2030

Puerto Rico Senate Bill 1121

Comision de Energia de Puerto Rico:Regulation on Microgrid Development

Summary of Crowley - LNG

Resource Page to NREL Cost and Barriers for Microgrids Workshop

USDA Rural Development Summary of Major Programs

These “microgrids” are the key to protecting Puerto Rico from future power disasters - Fast Company

Resilient by Design: Enhanced Reliability and Resiliency for Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid - Siemens White Paper